The goal is $120,000 and the collected offering will go towards:
• New church plant: Radiant Church, Timisoara, Romania
• Harvest Montagne Le Voute, Haiti
• Benevolence to financially help families in our own church
• Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre
• The orphanages in Haiti run by Freedom Global Outreach
• Capital improvements/additions
If you have any questions please contact the church office at 905-475-7695 or firstname.lastname@example.orgCallEmail
E-Transfer is a simple, convenient, and secure way to send money directly from one bank account to another. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through your financial institution, and you can send your donation directly to Hope Bible Church Markham via e-transfer.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONATIONS BY E-TRANSFER*
*NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, donations will be designated to the General Fund. If you’d like your donation designated to something other than the General Fund please indicate in the Message/Note section what you are wanting your donation to go to (ie. Building Fund, Special Offering, etc.)
If you bank with Scotiabank, Royal Bank or Bank of Montreal, you can now give to the church by simply visiting the bank’s website or mobile app and setting up “Hope Bible Church Markham” as a payee. This allows you to make donations to the church in the same manner as you pay your other bills online. If you’d like to use this giving method, you will need to set up an account number with the church so that we can receipt/track your donation. To obtain your own account number or for further details, please email email@example.com
You can mail your offering to the church. Our address is 8176 McCowan Rd, Markham ON L3P 3J3. There’s also a mailbox right outside the main entrance doors of the church (please don’t leave cash in the mailbox).
If you’d like to give a gift of securities or investments, please contact our Executive Pastor, George Stavropoulos at 905-475-7695 who can provide you with the necessary information.
At any of our weekend services you can use one of the blue envelopes that can be found in the back of the seat in front of you/in the friendship register. Please fill out all of the information on the outside of the envelope and place it in the offering plate when they are passed during the offering time.
For your convenience, you can get a box of brown, prenumbered envelopes from the Information Centre that you can use to give when you attend a service. These come prenumbered with a unique number that is assigned to you so that our accounting team can earmark the gift to you. This ensures your confidentiality and is a great help to our team.
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
*Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your contribution. Contributions made to Hope Bible Church Markham will be used as indicated by the donor to the extent consistent with the policies and procedures of Hope Bible Church Markham, and are subject to its control and discretion.
The Hope Markham Elders and staff do their best to honour the Lord with finances. If you have further questions regarding the budget or financial statements please contact the Executive Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail
Hope Bible Church Markham is an incorporated charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Each year the church files an Annual Information form with the Charities Directorate in compliance with federal regulations.
Each fall an operational budget is prepared for review, analysis, questions, and approval by the executive staff and Elders. Each ministry is required to present a budget alongside a ministry plan for the year. The operating budget is fundamental to our accountability, transparency, and integrity. Staff compensation is approved by non-staff Elders and is compared with industry standards in North America to ensure it falls within acceptable parameters when compared to the overall budget of the church.
Monthly financial statements are prepared and compared to the operational budget to ensure spending is in line with the fulfillment of Hope Bible Church Markham’s mission. When necessary, Elder approval is obtained and the operational budget is updated to reflect any changes in priorities throughout the year.
To ensure maximum transparency and assurance Hope Bible Church Markham retains an independent auditor to conduct annual audits of its financial statements. These financial statements are audited in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Historical audited financial statements can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
Hope Bible Church Markham has a strict expense authorization to ensure financial accountability for operational and capital purchases. Purchases in excess of specific thresholds must be approved by the Executive Pastor and the Senior Pastor.
Donor information is kept in strict confidence. Per our policies, Elders and Pastors do not have access to donor information (other than our Executive Pastor) and this information is kept in strict confidence by our Finance Department staff. Donor information is not sold, nor is it made available without the prior consent of the donor except where disclosure is required by law.
Spending of funds is confined to Elder approved programs and projects. Each contribution directed toward an approved program or project will be used as restricted with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the Elders, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where the Elders deem it to be most needed.